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MOXA EtherDevice Server Users Manual

First Edition, December 2002

Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd.


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MOXA EtherDevice Server (EDS)


Users Manual
The software described in this manual is furnished under a license agreement and may be used only in
accordance with the terms of that agreement.

Copyright Notice
Copyright 2002 Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd.
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editions of the publication.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1

Introduction............................................................................ 1-1
Inside the Future of Industrial Ethernet Technology.......................... 1-2
MOXA EtherDevice Server ........................................................... 1-2
Package Checklist ........................................................................... 1-3
Features........................................................................................... 1-3
Specifications................................................................................... 1-4
Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008 ........................................... 1-7
Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-M-SC................................. 1-8
Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-S-SC ................................. 1-9
Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-MM-SC ............................ 1-10
Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-SS-SC ............................. 1-11

Chapter 2

Installing MOXA EtherDevice Server ................................... 2-1


Mounting Dimensions....................................................................... 2-2
DIN-Rail Mounting............................................................................ 2-3
Wall Mounting .................................................................................. 2-4

Chapter 3

Wiring MOXA EtherDevice Server ........................................ 3-1


Wiring Requirements........................................................................ 3-2
Grounding MOXA EtherDevice Server ............................................. 3-3
Wiring the Alarm Contact.................................................................. 3-4
Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs................................................. 3-5
Communication Connections ........................................................... 3-6

Chapter 4

Hardware Overview ............................................................... 4-1


Redundant Power Inputs.................................................................. 4-2
Alarm Contact .................................................................................. 4-2
LED Indicators ................................................................................. 4-3
Auto MDI/MDI-X Connection............................................................ 4-4
Fiber Ports ....................................................................................... 4-5
Dual Speed Functionality and Switching .......................................... 4-5
Switching, Filtering, and Forwarding ................................................ 4-5
Switching and Address Learning ...................................................... 4-6
Auto-Negotiation and Speed Sensing .............................................. 4-6

Chapter 5

How To Use MOXA EtherDevice Server .............................. 5-1


Basic Switching Function ................................................................. 5-2
Redundant Ethernet Ring Quick Setup ............................................ 5-3
Basic Device Management .............................................................. 5-4
Advanced Device Management ....................................................... 5-5

Chapter 6

Featured Functions ............................................................... 6-1


Startup Procedure............................................................................ 6-3
Monitor........................................................................................... 6-13
Auto Warning ................................................................................. 6-16
Line-Swap Fast Recovery .............................................................. 6-21
Communication Redundancy ......................................................... 6-23
Assigning IP Addresses to Connected Devices.............................. 6-29
Mirror Port...................................................................................... 6-31
Segment Integrity........................................................................... 6-33
Cable Tester................................................................................... 6-34
Advanced Settings......................................................................... 6-36

Chapter 7

EDS Configurator GUI ........................................................... 7-1


Starting EDS Configurator ................................................................ 7-2
Broadcast Search ............................................................................ 7-3
Search by IP address....................................................................... 7-4
Upgrade Firmware ........................................................................... 7-5
Modify IP Address ............................................................................ 7-6
Export Configuration ........................................................................ 7-7
Import Configuration......................................................................... 7-8
Unlock Server ................................................................................ 7-10

Appendix A

SNMP Agents with MIB II ......................................................A-1


Supported SNMP Variables..............................................................A-2
MIB Value Descriptions ....................................................................A-5

Appendix B

Service Information ...............................................................B-1


MOXA Internet Services...................................................................B-2
Problem Report Form.......................................................................B-3
Return Procedure.............................................................................B-4

1 Introduction

Welcome to MOXA EtherDevice Server, the worlds first intelligent Ethernet Device
Server specially designed for connecting Ethernet-enabled devices in industrial field
applications.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Inside the Future of Industrial Ethernet Technology

MOXA EtherDevice Server

Package Checklist

Features

Specifications

Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008

Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-M-SC

Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-S-SC

Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-MM-SC

Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-SS-SC

Inside the Future of Industrial Ethernet Technology


The trend in industrial communications and automation applications
As the worlds network and information technology becomes more mature, the trend is to
use Ethernet as the major communications interface in many industrial communications
and automation applications. In fact, a whole new industry has sprung up to provide
Ethernet products that comply with the requirements of demanding industrial applications.

Industrial vs. Commercial


Users have found that when moving Ethernet from the comfortable office environment to
the harsh and less predictable industrial environment, the commercial Ethernet equipment
available in todays market simply cannot meet the high reliability requirements demanded
by industrial applications. This means that a more robust type of network equipment,
commonly referred to as industrial Ethernet equipment, is required for these applications.

Informative vs. Passive


Since industrial Ethernet devices are often located at the endpoints of a system, such
devices cannot always know whats happening elsewhere on the network. This means that
industrial Ethernet communication equipment that connects these devices must take
responsibility for providing system maintainers with real-time alarm messages.

MOXA EtherDevice Server


MOXA EtherDevice Server comes with a suite of useful maintenance and monitoring
functions, and is designed to provide smooth and reliable operation in harsh industrial
environments. You will find that MOXA EtherDevice Server establishes a new industrial
Ethernet benchmark. It is excellent for keeping automation systems running continuously,
is ideal for sending status reports to help prevent system damages and losses, is a great tool
for mastering your industrial Ethernet networks, and is well-suited for use with industrial
device control networks.

NOTE

Throughout this Users Manual, we often use EDS as an abbreviation for MOXA
EtherDevice Server:

EDS = MOXA EtherDevice Server

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Package Checklist
MOXA EtherDevice Server is shipped with the following items. If any of these items is
missing or damaged, please contact your customer service representative for assistance.

MOXA EtherDevice Server

Users Manual

MOXA Product Warranty booklet

Panel mounting kit

Console port cable (RJ45 to DB9)

Protective caps for unused ports

Features
Excellent for keeping automation systems running continuously


Line-Swap fast recovery (patent pending)

Redundant Ethernet Ring capability

Redundant power inputs

Hardened design for harsh environments


 0 to 60 operating termperature
 IP 30, rugged high-strength case
 Fanless design
 DIN-Rail or panel mounting ability

Watch-dog self-saver

Dynamically know the status of networked industrial devices




Automatically sends warning e-mail when an exception is detected

Automatically sends warning e-mail when Ethernet traffic builds up

Signals the system administrator via a Digital Output (DO) line when a malfunction
occurs

Key management functions let you easily master your industrial Ethernet network


Set up a mirror port for better online data monitoring

Assign IP addresses to connected devices

Send ping commands to identify network segment integrity

Easily test cable wiring

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Specifications
Interface
RJ45 Ports
Fiber Ports
LED Indicators
Alarm Contact

Technology
Standards
Forward and Filtering Rate
Packet Buffer Memory
Processing Type
Address Table Size
Latency
Management

Optical Fiber
Distance
Wavelength
Min. TX Output
Max. TX Output
Sensitivity

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10/100BaseT(X) auto negotiation speed, F/H duplex mode,


and auto MDI/MDI-X connection
100BaseFX ports (SC connector)
Power, Faults, ACT, LNK, 10/100
One relay output, current carrying capacity of
1A @ 24 VDC

IEEE802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.1D


148810 pps
256 KB
Store and Forward, with IEEE802.3x full duplex,
non-blocking flow control
4K uni-cast addresses
Less than 5 s
SNMP V1.2c, MIB-II, Ethernet-like MIB,
OPC Server (future release)

Single mode fiber for 15 km,


Multi mode fiber for 2 km
1310 nm
-15 dBm (Single), -19 dBm (Multi)
-8 dBm (Single), -14 dBm (Multi)
-36.4 dBm (Single), -35.2 dBm (Multi)

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Power
Input Voltage
Input Current (@24V)

Overload Current Protection


Reverse Polarity Protection

9 to 32 VDC, redundant inputs


0.35A (ED6008)
0.45A (ED6008-M-SC, ED6008-S-SC)
0.55A (ED6008-MM-SC, ED6008-SS-SC)
Removable Terminal Block
(maximum cable diameter = 1.5 mm)
Present, can withstand 2.5A
Present

Mechanical
Casing
Dimensions
Weight
Installation

IP30 protection, aluminum case


51.5 136.7 101.2 mm (W H D)
0.57 kg
DIN-Rail, Wall Mounting

Environment
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Ambient Relative Humidity

0C to 60C (32F to 140F)


-40C to 85C (-40F to 185F)
10% to 95% (non-condensing)

Connection

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Regulatory Approvals
UL/CUL
TUV
FCC
CE

Laser Protection
Shock
Free Fall
Vibration
MTBF
WARRANTY

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UL-1950
EN60950
Part 15 class A
EMI: EN55022
EMS: EN61000-4-2(ESD),
EN61000-4-3(RS)
EN61000-4-4(EFT)
EN61000-4-5(SURGE)
EN61000-4-6(CS)
EN61000-4-8(PM)
EN61000-4-12(DIP)
Class 1, complies with EN60825
IEC 60068-2-27
IEC 60068-2-32
IEC 60068-2-6
77,500 hours
5 years

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Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008


1.

Heat dissipation orifices

2.

RS-232 console port (RJ45)

3.

Alarm contact

4.

Power input P2

5.

Power input P1

6.

Power input P1 LED

7.

Power input P2 LED

8.

Fault LED

9.

Model Name: ED6008

10. Port 8: 10/100BaseT(X)


11. Port 7: 10/100BaseT(X)
12. Ports 1 to 6: 10/100BaseT(X)
13. 100/LNK/ACT LED
14. 10/LNK/ACT LED

15. DIN-Rail attachment plate


16. Spring for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
17. Plastic support for vertical DIN-Rail
attachment
18. Spring for horizontal DIN-Rail attachment
19. Plastic supports for horizontal DIN-Rail
attachment

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Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-M-SC


1.

Heat dissipation orifices

2.

RS-232 console port (RJ45)

3.

Alarm contact

4.

Power input P2

5.

Power input P1

6.

Power input P1 LED

7.

Power input P2 LED

8.

Fault LED

9.

Model Name: ED6008-M-SC

10. Port 8: Multi mode 100BaseFX (SC connector)


11. Port 7: 10/100BaseT(X)
12. Ports 1 to 6: 10/100BaseT(X)
13. 100/LNK/ACT LED
14. 10/LNK/ACT LED

15. DIN-Rail attachment plate


16. Spring for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
17. Plastic support for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
18. Spring for horizontal DIN-Rail attachment
19. Plastic supports for horizontal DIN-Rail
attachment

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Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-S-SC


1.

Heat dissipation orifices

2.

RS-232 console port (RJ45)

3.

Alarm contact

4.

Power input P2

5.

Power input P1

6.

Power input P1 LED

7.

Power input P2 LED

8.

Fault LED

9.

Model Name: ED6008-S-SC

10. Port 8: Single mode 100BaseFX


(SC connector)
11. Port 7: 10/100BaseT(X)
12. Ports 1 to 6: 10/100BaseT(X)
13. 100/LNK/ACT LED
14. 10/LNK/ACT LED

15. DIN-Rail attachment plate


16. Spring for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
17. Plastic support for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
18. Spring for horizontal DIN-Rail attachment
19. Plastic supports for horizontal DIN-Rail
attachment

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Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-MM-SC


1.

Heat dissipation orifices

2.

RS-232 console port (RJ45)

3.

Alarm contact

4.

Power input P2

5.

Power input P1

6.

Power input P1 LED

7.

Power input P2 LED

8.

Fault LED

9.

Model Name: ED6008-MM-SC

10. Port 8: Multi mode 100BaseFX (SC connector)


11. Port 7: Multi mode 100BaseFX (SC connector)
12. Ports 1 to 6: 10/100BaseT(X)
13. 100/LNK/ACT LED
14. 10/LNK/ACT LED

15. DIN-Rail attachment plate


16. Spring for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
17. Plastic support for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
18. Spring for horizontal DIN-Rail attachment
19. Plastic supports for horizontal DIN-Rail
attachment

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Top/Front/Rear Panel Views of ED6008-SS-SC


1.

Heat dissipation orifices

2.

RS-232 console port (RJ45)

3.

Alarm contact

4.

Power input P2

5.

Power input P1

6.

Power input P1 LED

7.

Power input P2 LED

8.

Fault LED

9.

Model Name: ED6008-SS-SC

10. Port 8: Single mode 100BaseFX


(SC connector)
11. Port 7: Single mode 100BaseFX
(SC connector)
12. Ports 1 to 6: 10/100BaseT(X)
13. 100/LNK/ACT LED
14. 10/LNK/ACT LED

15. DIN-Rail attachment plate


16. Spring for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
17. Plastic support for vertical DIN-Rail attachment
18. Spring for horizontal DIN-Rail attachment
19. Plastic supports for horizontal DIN-Rail
attachment

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2 Installing MOXA EtherDevice Server

This chapter includes information about installing MOXA EtherDevice Server. The
following topics are covered:

Mounting Dimensions

DIN-Rail Mounting
Wall Mounting

Mounting Dimensions

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DIN-Rail Mounting
For many industrial applications, you will find it convenient to attach MOXA EtherDevice
Server to a DIN-Rail, as described below. The green plastic DIN-Rail attachment plate
should already be fixed to the back panel of EDS when you take it out of the box. If you
need to reattach the DIN-Rail attachment plate to EDS, be sure the stiff metal spring is
situated towards the top, as shown in the figures below.
STEP 1: Insert the top of the DIN-Rail into
the slot just below the stiff metal
spring. Apply a few pounds of
downward force on the top rear of
the server, and then rotate the
server as shown below.

STEP 2: The DIN-Rail attachment unit


will snap into place as shown
below.

To remove MOXA EtherDevice Server from the DIN-Rail, simply reverse Steps 1 and 2
above. Grasp EDS with both hands, apply a slight amount of downwards force at the top
rear of the server, and then rotate the bottom of the server towards its front panel. When the
bottom of the DIN-Rail loses contact with the attachment plate, simply lift the server up
and away from the DIN-Rail.

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Wall Mounting
For some applications, you will find it convenient to mount MOXA EtherDevice Server on
the wall, as illustrated below.
STEP 1: Remove the green plastic DIN-Rail attachment plate from MOXA EtherDevice
Servers rear panel, and then attach the wall mount plates, as shown in the
diagram below. Note that each plate has three rows of two screw holesuse
whichever row of screw holes is most appropriate for your application. You
should also differentiate between the top plate and bottom plate, as indicated
below. Once the plates are attached, the keyhole shaped apertures should be such
that the large part of the hole is at the bottom of the keyhole.

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STEP 2: Mounting MOXA EtherDevice Server on the wall


requires 4 screws. Use the server, with wall mount
plates attached, as a guide to mark the correct locations
of the 4 screws. The heads of the screws should be less
than 6.0 mm in diameter, and the shafts should be less
than 3.5 mm in diameter, as shown in the figure to the
right.
NOTE

Test the screw head and shank size by inserting the


screw into one of the keyhole shaped apertures of
the Wall Mounting Plates, before it is screwed into
the wall.

Do not screw the screws in all the wayleave a space of about


2 mm to allow room for sliding the wall mount panel between the
wall and the screws.
STEP 3: Once the screws are fixed in the wall, insert the four screw heads through the
large parts of the keyhole shaped apertures, and then slide MOXA EtherDevice
Server downwards, as indicated below. Tighten the four screws for added
stability.

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3 Wiring MOXA EtherDevice Server

This chapter includes technical information about connecting MOXA EtherDevice Server
to an external power source and to an external alarm system, and shows you what types of
cables you should use for the Console port, Ethernet ports, and optical fiber ports. The
following topics are covered:

Wiring Requirements

Grounding MOXA EtherDevice Server

Wiring the Alarm Contact


Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs

Communication Connections
 RS-232 Connection
 10/100BaseTx Ethernet Port Connection
 100BaseFx Ethernet Port Connection

Wiring Requirements
Safety First!
Be sure to disconnect the power cord before installing and/or wiring your MOXA
EtherDevice Server.

Calculate the maximum possible current in each power wire and common wire. Observe
all electrical codes dictating the maximum current allowable for each wire size.
If the current goes above the maximum ratings, the wiring could overheat, causing serious
damage to your equipment.

Temperature Caution!
Please take care when handling the EDS casing. When plugged in, EDSs internal
components generate heat, and consequently the casing may feel hot to the touch.

You should also pay attention to the following points:




Use separate paths to route wiring for power and devices. If power wiring and device
wiring paths must cross, make sure the wires are perpendicular at the intersection point.
NOTE: Do not run signal or communications wiring and power wiring in the same
wire conduit. To avoid interference, wires with different signal characteristics should
be routed separately.

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You can use the type of signal transmitted through a wire to determine which wires
should be kept separate. The rule of thumb is that wiring that shares similar electrical
characteristics can be bundled together.

Keep input wiring and output wiring separate.

Where necessary, it is strongly advised that you label wiring to all devices in the
system.

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Grounding MOXA EtherDevice Server


Grounding and wire routing helps limit the effects of noise due to electromagnetic
interference (EMI). Run the ground connection from the ground screw to the grounding
surface prior to connecting devices.

This product is intended to be mounted to a well-grounded mounting surface such as a


metal panel.

SG: The Shielding Ground contact is the left most contact of the
3-terminal Alarm Contact terminal block connector when viewed
from the angle shown here. Connect the SG wire to an appropriate
grounded metal surface.

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Wiring the Alarm Contact


The Alarm Contact terminal block connector is similar to the power terminal block
connector discussed in the next section. You may refer to the next section for detailed
instructions on how to connect the wires to the terminal block connector, and how to attach
the terminal block connector to the terminal block receptor.
In this section, we explain the meaning of the two contacts used to connect the Alarm
Contact.

FAULT: The two right-most contacts of the 3-terminal terminal block


connector form a closed circuit when MOXA EtherDevice Server is
receiving power from both DC power inputs. The circuit opens if power
to one of the power inputs is cut off, or the MOXA EtherDevice Server
self-test fails.

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Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs


MOXA EtherDevice Server has two DC inputs located on the top panel. Top and front
views of one of the terminal block connectors used to connect to a DC power source are
shown here. Note that when viewed from this angle, the negative DC wire goes in the
terminal block connectors left terminal, and the positive DC wire goes in the right
terminal.

STEP 1: Insert the negative/positive DC wires into the left/right


terminals (1) on the top of the terminal block connector.
STEP 2: To keep the DC wires from pulling loose, use a small
flat-blade screwdriver to tighten the wire-clamp screws (3) on the
front of the terminal block connector.
STEP 3: Insert the plastic terminal block connector prongs (4) into
the terminal block receptor, which is permanently fixed to MOXA
EtherDevice Servers top panel.
STEP 4: Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to tighten the two screws
(2) on the top of the terminal block connector to fix it to the terminal
block receptor.

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Communication Connections
All models of MOXA EtherDevice Server have one RJ45 console port (RS-232 interface),
and between six and eight 10/100BaseTX Ethernet ports. Some models also have one or
two 100BaseFX (SC-type connector) fiber ports.
In this section, we present two types of diagramsPinout Diagrams and Cable Wiring
Diagramsto convey information about the ports and the cables used to connect MOXA
EtherDevice Server to other devices:
Pinouts

The meaning of the Pinouts diagrams is straightforwardthe diagrams


simply display the type of signal passing through each of the ports pins.

Cable Wiring

Diagrams labeled Cable Wiring present standard cable wiring schemes


for cables used to connect MOXA EtherDevice Servers ports to other
devices. These diagrams display three pieces of information:
1.

2.
3.

NOTE

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When building your own cable, refer to the pin-to-pin Cable Wiring
information displayed between the two vertical dashed lines to learn
which pin of the left connector should be connected to which pin of
the right connector.
The information to the left of the left vertical dashed lines gives the
pinouts of the relevant MOXA EtherDevice Server port.
The information to the right of the right vertical dashed line gives the
pinouts of the opposing devices port.

1.

The pin numbers for male DB9 and DB25 connectors, and hole numbers for female
DB9 and DB25 connectors are labeled on the connector. However, the numbers are
typically quite small, so you may need to use a magnifying glass to see the numbers
clearly.

2.

The pin numbers for both 8-pin and 10-pin RJ45 connectors (and ports) are typically
not labeled on the connector (or port). Refer to the Pinout and Cable Wiring
diagrams below to see how RJ45 pins are numbered.

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RS-232 Connection
MOXA EtherDevice Server has one RS-232 (10-pin RJ45) console port, located on the top
panel. Use either an RJ45-to-DB9 or RJ45-to-DB25 cable (see the cable wiring diagrams
below) to connect MOXA EtherDevice Servers console port to your PCs COM port. You
may then use a console terminal program, such as MOXA PComm Terminal Emulator, to
access MOXA EtherDevice Servers console configuration utility.

RJ45 (10-pin) Console Port Pinouts

RJ45 (10-pin) to DB9 (F) Cable Wiring

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RJ45 (10-pin) to DB25 (F) Cable Wiring

10/100BaseTx Ethernet Port Connection


The 10/100BaseTX ports located on MOXA EtherDevice Servers front panel are used to
connect to Ethernet-enabled devices. Most users will choose to configure these ports for
Auto MDI/MDI-X mode, in which case the ports pinouts are automatically adjusted
depending on the type of Ethernet cable used (straight-through or cross-over), and the type
of device (NIC-type or HUB/Switch-type) connected to the port.
In what follows, we give pinouts for both MDI (NIC-type) ports and MDI-X
(HUB/Switch-type) ports. We also give cable wiring diagrams for straight-through and
cross-over Ethernet cables.

RJ45 (8-pin, MDI) Port Pinouts

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RJ45 (8-pin, MDI-X) Port Pinouts

RJ45 (8-pin) to RJ45 (8-pin) Straight-Through Cable Wiring

RJ45 (8-pin) to RJ45 (8-pin) Cross-Over Cable Wiring

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100BaseFx Ethernet Port Connection


The concept behind the SC port and cable is quite straightforward. Suppose you are
connecting devices I and II. Contrary to electrical signals, optical signals do not require a
circuit in order to transmit data. Consequently, one of the optical lines is used to transmit
data from device I to device II, and the other optical line is used transmit data from device
II to device I, for full-duplex transmission.
All you need to remember is to connect the Tx (transmit) port of device I to the Rx (receive)
port of device II, and the Rx (receive) port of device I to the Tx (transmit) port of device II.
If you are making your own cable, we suggest labeling the two sides of the same line with
the same letter (A-to-A and B-to-B, as shown below, or A1-to-A2 and B1-to-B2).

SC-Port Pinouts

SC-Port to SC-Port Cable Wiring

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This chapter is an overview of MOXA EtherDevice Servers various hardware features.


The following topics are discussed:

Redundant Power Inputs


Alarm Contact

LED Indicators

Auto MDI/MDI-X Connection


Fiber Ports

Dual Speed Functionality and Switching


Switching, Filtering, and Forwarding

Switching and Address Learning

Auto-Negotiation and Speed Sensing

Redundant Power Inputs


MOXA EtherDevice Server has two DC power inputs located on its top panel. For detailed
instructions on how to connect the power wires to the terminal block connector, see the
Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs section from Chapter 3.
From the users point of view, the function of the redundant power inputs is quite
straightforward. Both inputs can be connected simultaneously to live DC power sources. If
one power source fails, the other live source acts as a backup, and automatically supplies all
of MOXA EtherDevice Servers power needs.

Alarm Contact
MOXA EtherDevice Server has one Alarm Contact located on the top panel. For detailed
instructions on how to connect the Alarm Contact power wires to the 3-terminal terminal
block connector, see the Wiring the Alarm Contact section from Chapter 3.
The Alarm Contact has two terminals that form a Fault circuit for connecting to an alarm
system. These two contacts form a closed circuit when MOXA EtherDevice Server is
receiving power from both DC power inputs. The circuit opens if power to one of the
power inputs is cut off, or if the MOXA EtherDevice Server self-test fails, alerting the user
to check either the power supply or function of the Server.
A typical scenario would be to connect the Fault circuit to a warning light located in the
control room. The light can be set up to either switch on, or start blinking when a fault is
detected.

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LED Indicators
The front panel of MOXA EtherDevice Server contains several LED indicators. The
function of each LED is described in the table below.
LED

P1

P2

Fault

10/LNK/ACT

100/LNK/ACT

LNK/ACT

Color

State
On

Power is being supplied to power


input P1

Off

Power is not being supplied to power


input P1

On

Power is being supplied to power


input P2

Off

Power is not being supplied to power


input P2

On

MOXA EtherDevice Servers self-test


failed or power to one of the power
inputs is cut off.

Off

MOXA EtherDevice Servers self-test was


successful

On

10 Mbps link has been established

AMBER

AMBER

RED

GREEN

GREEN

AMBER

Description

Blinking

Data is being transmitted at 10 Mbps

Off

Ports 10 Mbps link is inactive

On

100 Mbps link has been established

Blinking

Data is being transmitted at 100 Mbps

Off

Ports 100 Mbps link is inactive

On

100BaseFX port is active

Blinking
Off

Data is being transmitted at 100 Mbps


100BaseFX port is inactive

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Auto MDI/MDI-X Connection


The Auto MDI/MDI-X function allows users to connect MOXA EtherDevice Servers
10/100BaseTX ports to any kind of Ethernet device, without paying attention to the type of
Ethernet cable being used for the connection. To understand the meaning of this statement,
you simply need to remember that there are two types of Ethernet ports, and two types of
Ethernet cables. See the 10/100BaseTX Ethernet Port Connection section from Chapter 3
for detailed Pinout and Cable Wiring diagrams. In this section, we give a short primer of
the terminology, and indicate which cable should be used to connect which types of ports.
There are two types of Ethernet port in use. The first type is called an MDI (Medium
Dependant Interface) port, and is what you find on your PCs NIC (Network Interface
Card). The second type is called an MDI-X (Medium Dependant Interface, Crossover) port,
and is the type of port found in a standard HUB or switch. For this reason, we often refer to
an MDI port as being NIC-type, and an MDI-X port as being HUB/Switch-type.
There are also two types of Ethernet cable in use. The first type is a straight-through cable,
and the second type is a cross-over cable. The general connection rules are:


A straight-through cable is used to connect dislike ports:


MDI MDI-X.

A cross-over cable is used to connect like ports:


MDI MDI or MDI-X MDI-X.

For example, you should use a straight-through cable to connect your computers Ethernet
NIC to a HUB or switch, but use a cross-over cable to connect your computers Ethernet
NIC to another computers Ethernet NIC.

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Fiber Ports
MOXA EtherDevice Servers fiber switched ports operate at a fixed 100 Mbps speed and
full-duplex mode to provide the best performance. The fiber ports are factory-built as either
a multi-mode or single-mode SC connector. Consequently, you should use fiber cables that
have SC connectors at both ends. When plugging the connector into the port, make sure the
slider guide is positioned to the right side so that it fits snuggly into the port.

The 100 Mbps fiber ports are switched ports, and perform as a domain, providing a high
bandwidth backbone connection that supports long fiber cable distances (up to 2 km for
multi-mode, and 15 km for single-mode) for installation versatility.

Dual Speed Functionality and Switching


MOXA EtherDevice Servers 10/100 Mbps RJ45 switched ports can be configured for
10 Mbps operation, 100 Mbps operation, or to auto-negotiate with the connected device for
the fastest data transmission rate supported by both devices.
All models of MOXA EtherDevice Server are plug-and-play devices, so that software
configuration is not required at installation, or during maintenance. The half/full duplex mode
for the switched RJ45 ports is user dependent and changes (by auto-negotiation) to full or half
duplex, depending on which transmission speed is supported by the attached device.

Switching, Filtering, and Forwarding


Each time a packet arrives at one of the switched ports, a decision is made to either filter or
forward the packet. Packets with source and destination addresses belonging to the same
port segment will be filtered, constraining those packets to one port, and relieving the rest
of the network from the need to process them. A packet with destination address on another
port segment will be forwarded to the appropriate port, and will not be sent to the other
ports where it is not needed. Packets that are used in maintaining the operation of the
network (such as the occasional multi-cast packet) are forwarded to all ports.
MOXA EtherDevice Server operates in the store-and-forward switching mode, which
eliminates bad packets and enables peak performance to be achieved when there is heavy
traffic on the network.

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Switching and Address Learning


MOXA EtherDevice Server has an address table that can hold up to 4K node addresses,
which makes it suitable for use with large networks. The address tables are self-learning, so
that as nodes are added or removed, or moved from one segment to another, MOXA
EtherDevice Server automatically keeps up with new node locations.
An address-aging algorithm causes the least-used addresses to be deleted in favor of newer,
more frequently used addresses. To reset the address buffer, power down the unit and then
power it back up.

Auto-Negotiation and Speed Sensing


All of MOXA EtherDevice Servers RJ45 Ethernet ports independently support
auto-negotiation for speeds in the 10BaseT and 100BaseTX modes, with operation
according to the IEEE 802.3u standard. This means that some nodes could be operating at
10 Mbps, while at the same time, other nodes are operating at 100 Mbps.
Auto-negotiation takes place when an RJ45 cable connection is made, and then each time a
LINK is enabled. MOXA EtherDevice Server advertises its capability for using either
10 Mbps or 100 Mbps transmission speeds, with the device at the other end of the cable
expected to similarly advertise. Depending on what type of device is connected, this will
result in agreement to operate at a speed of either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.
If a MOXA EtherDevice Server RJ45 Ethernet port is connected to a non-negotiating
device, it will default to 10 Mbps speed and half-duplex mode, as required by the IEEE
802.3u standard.

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MOXA EtherDevice Server

In this chapter, we give the reader some general tips about how to use MOXA EtherDevice
Server. Some users will simply want to plug in the power, connect the switch to their
Ethernet-enabled devices, and then go to work right away. Other users will want to utilize
MOXA EtherDevice Servers basic device management functions, whereas some will want
to make full use of MOXA EtherDevice Servers advanced device management functions.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Basic Switching Function


Redundant Ethernet Ring Quick Setup

Basic Device Management

Advanced Device Management


 DHCP Server Configuration

Basic Switching Function


The most basic function of MOXA EtherDevice Server is as an Ethernet switch. To just
make use of EDSs fast Ethernet switching capability, we suggest using Model ED6008,
which has 8 10/100BaseTX ports. In fact, after taking EDS out of the box, you can
immediately attach it to a power source, plug Ethernet devices into the 10/100BaseTX ports,
and then go to work. EDS will provide the same reliable, fast Ethernet switching ability
provided by other high level switches.
EDSs fast Ethernet switching ability can be exploited in two basic ways:

ED6008 as a standalone switch


This type of setup allows you to provide up to 8 Ethernet-enabled devices with the ability
to communicate on their own isolated, private network. In this case, you must set up the
attached devices network parameters so that they all belong to the same subnetwork. For
example, you could configure the devices IP addresses and netmasks as follows:
Port
1
2

IP Address
192.168.127.1
192.168.127.2

192.168.127.8

Netmask
255.255.0.0
255.255.0.0

255.255.0.0

ED6008 for connecting Ethernet-enabled devices to a LAN


This type of setup allows you to provide up to 7 Ethernet-enabled devices with the ability
to communicate with other Ethernet devices connected to the same LAN. In this case, one
of EDSs ports must be reserved for connecting to a Hub or switch that itself connects to
the LAN. You will also need to check with the network administrator to determine what IP
address and netmask to use for each of the devices connected to EDSs ports. As an
example, assume the LAN does not use a DHCP Server, and is set up as a Class C network
with IP addresses of the form 192.168.100.xxx. Assuming that EDSs port 8 is used to
connect to the LAN, you could configure the devices IP addresses and netmasks as follows,
provided IP addresses 192.168.100.1 to 192.168.100.7 are not in use by other devices on
the LAN:

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Port
1
2

7
8

NOTE

IP Address
192.168.100.1
192.168.100.2

192.168.100.7
---

Netmask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0

255.255.255.0
---

If you are connecting MOXA EtherDevice Server to a public network, but do not intend
to use its management functions over the network, then we suggest disabling both Telnet
Console and Web Configuration from the RS-232 Consoles Advanced Settings 
Server page. See the Advanced Settings section from Chapter 6 for details.

Redundant Ethernet Ring Quick Setup


Many users will want to make use of MOXA EtherDevice Servers Redundant Ring
Quick Setup feature, which automatically establishes ports 7 and 8 as portals for
communicating with other devices on the network also configured for Spanning Tree
protocol. This means that when the quick setup feature is enabled, you should connect ports
7 and 8 to the network (instead of to a device). That is, these ports should connect to a HUB,
switch, or another MOXA EtherDevice Server, provided the opposing device is connected
to the rest of the network.
See the Communication Redundancy section from Chapter 6 for more information about
EDSs Redundant Ring feature.

NOTE

We suggest not enabling the Spanning Tree Protocol once the port is connected to a device
(PLC, RTU, etc.) as opposed to network equipment. The reason is that it will cause
unnecessary negotiation.

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Basic Device Management


In addition to using MOXA EtherDevice Servers fast Ethernet switching ability, as
described in the previous section, some users will also want to take advantage of some of
EDSs basic management and monitoring functions. EDS functions that can be accessed
over the LAN, after setting up EDSs IP address, or that can be accessed via EDSs
Console port, include:
1. Monitor
2. Line-Swap fast recovery
3. Set device IP
4. Mirror port
5. Network segment integrity
6. Cable tester
7. Port/Server setup
To be able to access EDSs functions over the network (by Telnet or Web Browser) from a
PC host that is connected to the same LAN as EDS, you need to make sure that the PC host
and EDS are on the same logical subnetwork. To do this, check your PC hosts IP address
and netmask. By default, EDSs IP address is 192.168.127.253 and EDSs netmask is
255.255.0.0 (for a Class B network). If you do not change these values, and your PC hosts
netmask is 255.255.0.0, then its IP address must have the form 192.168.xxx.xxx. On the
other hand, if your PC hosts netmask is 255.255.255.0, then its IP address must have the
form 192.168.127.xxx.

NOTE

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To use EDSs management and monitoring functions from a PC host connected to the
same LAN as EDS, you must make sure that the PC host and EDS are on the same logical
subnetwork.

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Advanced Device Management


Some users will want to use MOXA EtherDevice Servers full range of management and
monitoring functions. This not only includes such functions as Monitor, Auto Warning,
Mirror Port, and Segment Integrity, mentioned in the previous section, but also Advanced
EDS functions that allow you to configure EDSs own network parameters, and functions
that let you assign IP addresses to connected devices, such as:
1.

Auto warning (by e-mail)

2.

DHCP

3.

Communication Redundancy

4.

SNMP

All of EDSs management and monitoring functions are discussed in detail in Chapter 6.
To be able to access EDSs functions over the network (by Telnet or Web Browser) from a
PC host that is connected to the same LAN as EDS, you need to make sure that the PC host
and EDS are on the same logical subnetwork. To do this, check your PC hosts IP address
and netmask. By default, EDSs IP address is 192.168.127.253 and EDSs netmask is
255.255.0.0 (for a Class B network). If you do not change these values, and your PC hosts
netmask is 255.255.0.0, then its IP address must have the form 192.168.xxx.xxx. On the
other hand, if your PC hosts netmask is 255.255.255.0, then its IP address must have the
form 192.168.127.xxx. If your LAN connects to a WAN or the Internet by a router, then
check with your network administrator to determine the IP address you should enter for
EDSs Gateway setting.

NOTE

To use EDSs management and monitoring functions from a PC host connected to the
same LAN as EDS, you must make sure that the PC host and EDS are on the same logical
subnetwork.

Another point to consider is whether or not EDS is connected to a DHCP network. In the
next section, we explain how to configure your DHCP host to reserve a specific IP address
for MOXA EtherDevice Server. By reserving a specific IP address, you will always be able
to locate EDS by Telnet or Web Browser.

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DHCP Server Configuration


This section applies if your MOXA EtherDevice Server is connected to a LAN that uses a
DHCP Server to assign IP addresses to connected hosts. A DHCP server is set up to assign
IP addresses to hosts as they log onto the network, so that if EDS is enabled as a DHCP
client, then its IP address could change each time it is powered up. If you will need to
access EDSs configuration and management functions over the network (by Telnet or web
browser), it will be more convenient for you to assign EDS a fixed IP address. What we
describe in this section is how to configure your DHCP Server to reserve an IP address for
exclusive use by EDS. The configuration procedure requires knowing EDSs MAC address,
which can be found on its product label.
STEP 1
Access DHCP Manager from the Windows NT desktop by clicking on Start 
Programs  Administrative Tools  DHCP Manager.

STEP 2
The left info box of the DHCP Manager window will show a list of DHCP hosts
currently hooked up to the network.
Note that before you can make changes to the hosts parameters, there must be a minus
sign () located to the left of the server name (Local Machine in the example shown
below.) If, as shown, there is a plus sign (+) to the left of the server name, use the left
mouse button to click on the name of the host until the minus sign appears.

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STEP 3
You must now define the DHCP server scope.
A scope is a range of IP addresses that the server can choose from to assign to hosts as
they log onto the network. Since the assignment is dynamic, the IP address assigned to a
particular host can change each time the host logs in. What we will do is use DHCP
Manager to set aside a specific IP address that will always be assigned to your MOXA
EtherDevice Server when it is connected to the network. When EDS is not connected to
the network, the reserved IP address is not used.
If you have already defined a scope, continue with STEP 10 below.
STEP 4
To get started, click on DHCP Options and then chose Scope from the pull down menu.

STEP 5
Once the Create Scope (Local) window opens (see below), you will be required to
input a range of IP addresses in the IP Address Pool.
There is also an Exclusion Range used to prevent the DHCP Server from issuing
addresses to existing devices that have already been assigned IP addresses from this
range. By using the Add and Remove buttons, several different ranges can be excluded,
and later included.
STEP 6
Another item that must be attended to is the Subnet Mask. This is a number that is
combined with a devices IP address to determine which subnet the device belongs to.
For a Class C address you should input 255.255.255.0, and for Class B addresses use
255.255.0.0.

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STEP 7
Make sure the Unlimited option under Lease Duration is checked. This prevents the
system from automatically disconnecting devices that are using IP addresses in the
specified range.
STEP 8
Assign a name to the scope, and if you like, include a comment. Click OK to accept the
values.

STEP 9
A window opens with the question: Activate the new scope now? Click on Yes to
activate.

At this point we explain how to input a unique IP address reserved exclusively for use
by your MOXA EtherDevice Server.

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STEP 10
From the DHCP Manager (Local) menu bar, click on Scope, and then select Add
Reservations.

STEP 11
The Client Properties window that opens contains text input boxes for IP address,
Unique Identifier, Client Name, and Client Comment. First enter the selected IP
address, and then locate and enter your EDSs MAC address in the Unique Identifier
field. (The MAC address is located on EDSs product label.)
Be sure to enter the same Client Name that was entered in the Name field of the
Create Scope - (Local) window (see step 8 above). The Client Comment is optional.
At this point you should double-check the MAC address and IP address, and then click
OK to accept the values.

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STEP 12
To check that the numbers just entered are correct, return to the DHCP Manager main
window, click on Scope, and then choose Active Leases from the pull down menu. The
IP address reserved for your MOXA EtherDevice Server will be displayed in the
window that opens. Check to make sure that it is accurate.

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This chapter explains how to access MOXA EtherDevice Servers various configuration,
monitoring, and administration functions. There are three ways to access these functions:
serial console, Telnet console, and web browser. The serial console connection method,
which requires using a short serial cable to connect MOXA EtherDevice Server to a PCs
COM port, can be used if you do not know MOXA EtherDevice Servers IP address. The
Telnet console and web browser connection methods can be used to access MOXA
EtherDevice Server over an Ethernet LAN, or over the Internet.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Startup Procedure
 RS-232 Console (115200, None, 8, 1, VT100)
 Telnet Console
 Web Configuration

Monitor
 Console Monitor
 Web Browser Monitor

Auto Warning
 Event Types
 Test Email
(Chapter contents continued on following page)

Line-Swap Fast Recovery


Communication Redundancy

Assigning IP Addresses to Connected Devices

Mirror Port
Segment Integrity

Cable Tester

Advanced Settings
 Server
 Port
 Network
 Factory Default
 Upgrade Firmware by Console
 Activate Settings

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Startup Procedure
In this section, we explain how to access MOXA EtherDevice Servers RS-232 Console,
Telnet Console, and Web Browser interfaces.

Connection Note!

NOTE
1.
2.
3.

You cannot connect to EDS simultaneously through the serial console and via Telnet.
You can connect to EDS simultaneously by web browser and serial console, or by web
browser and via Telnet.
However, we recommend that when connecting to EDS by web browser, you do not
simultaneously connect by either serial console or via Telnet.
By following this advice, you can maintain better control over how your MOXA
EtherDevice Server is managed.

RS-232 Console (115200, None, 8, 1, VT100)


We recommend using MOXA PComm Terminal Emulator, which can be downloaded free
of charge from Moxas website. After installing PComm Terminal Emulator, take the
following steps to access the RS-232 Console utility.

NOTE

Before running PComm Terminal Emulator, use an RJ45 to DB9-F (or RJ45 to DB25-F)
cable to connect MOXA EtherDevice Servers RS-232 Console port to your PCs COM
port (generally COM1 or COM2, depending on how your system is set up).

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1.

From the Windows desktop, click on Start  Programs  PCommLite2.5 


Terminal Emulator.

2.

Select Open under Port Manager to open a new connection.

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3.

The Communication Parameter page of the Property window opens. Select the
appropriate COM port for Console Connection, 115200 for Baud Rate, 8 for Data
Bits, None for Parity, and 1 for Stop Bits.

4.

Click on the Terminal tab, and select VT100 for Terminal Type. Click OK to
confirm.

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5.

Type 1 to select ansi/VT100 terminal type, and then press Enter.

6.

If a password has been set for this device, the Console login screen will appear. Enter
the User Name and Console Password (this is the same as the Web Browser
password), and then press Enter.

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7.

MOXA EtherDevice Servers Main Menu will be displayed. (To modify the
appearance of the PComm Terminal Emulator window, select Font under the Edit
menu, and then choose the desired formatting options.)

8.

After entering the Main Menu, use the following keys to move the cursor, and to
select options.
Key

Function

Up/Down/Left/Right arrows, or Tab

Move the onscreen cursor

Enter

Display & select options

Space

Toggle options

Esc

Previous Menu

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Telnet Console
You may use Telnet to access MOXA EtherDevice Servers console utility over a network.

NOTE

Before accessing the console utility via Telnet, first connect one of MOXA EtherDevice
Servers RJ45 Ethernet ports to your Ethernet LAN, or directly to your PCs Ethernet NIC.
You should be able to establish a connection by using either a straight-through or
cross-over Ethernet cable. However, if you experience connection difficulties, refer to the
Auto MDI/MDI-X Connection section from Chapter 4 for more information about the
different types of Ethernet cables and ports.

NOTE

MOXA EtherDevice Servers default IP is: 192.168.127.253

Use the following procedure to access the console utility via Telnet.

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1.

Telnet to MOXA EtherDevice Servers IP address from Windows Run window (or
from the MS-DOS prompt).

2.

Type 1 to choose ansi/vt100, and then press Enter.

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3.

If a password has been set for this device, the Console login screen will appear. Enter
the User Name and Console Password (this is the same as the Web Browser
password), and then press Enter.

4.

When MOXA EtherDevice Servers Main Menu opens, first select Preferences
under the Terminal menu.

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5.

NOTE

When the Terminal Preferences window opens, check to make sure that the VT100
Arrows box is check-marked.

The Telnet Console looks and operates in precisely the same manner as the RS-232
Console.

Web Configuration
MOXA EtherDevice Servers web browser interface provides a convenient way to make
modifications to its configuration, and to access the built-in monitoring and network
administration functions. You may use either Internet Explorer or Netscape to access EDS.

NOTE

Before accessing MOXA EtherDevice Servers web browser interface, first connect one of
MOXA EtherDevice Servers RJ45 Ethernet ports to your Ethernet LAN, or directly to
your PCs Ethernet NIC. You should be able to establish a connection by using either a
straight-through or cross-over Ethernet cable. However, if you experience difficulties,
refer to the Auto MDI/MDI-X Connection section from Chapter 4 for more information.

NOTE

MOXA EtherDevice Servers default IP is: 192.168.127.253

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Use the following procedure to access MOXA EtherDevice Servers web browser interface.

NOTE

1.

Start Internet Explorer, and then type MOXA EtherDevice Servers IP address in the
Address field. Press Enter to establish the connection.

2.

If a password has been set for this device, the Enter Network Password screen will
appear. Enter the User Name and Password (this is the same as the Console
password), and then click OK.

MOXA EtherDevice Servers default User Name is: admin, and by default, the Password is
not set (i.e., is blank).

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You may need to wait a few moments while the web page is downloaded to your computer.
Note that by default, a real-time image of MOXA EtherDevice Servers front panel,
including active LEDs, is displayed in the upper right corner of the web page. To hide the
image, and speed up the transmission of management and configuration commands, click
on Hide picture, located just above the image.

3.

The web page will appear as follows after reloading. To re-show the image of MOXA
EtherDevice Server, click on Click here to show.

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Monitor
The Console Monitor and Web Browser Monitor functions are somewhat different, so we
describe them separately. In general, both functions allow you to view real-time data
transmission activity, giving you the ability to analyze and monitor network activity.

Console Monitor
The Console Monitor function is accessed from either the RS-232 Console or Telnet
Console. As you can see from the figure of the Console Monitor window shown below,
important information about the status and activity of each port is displayed neatly in
tabular form.

Towards the top of the window, you can view the Server Model name, and basic
information about the number and types of ports for that model. In addition, the following
information is given for each of the ports:

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Item

Description

Link

On means the port is connected to another active device.


Off means that the port is disconnected.

Speed

Current data transmission speed

MDI/MDIX

Indicates whether the port is set up as an MDI or MDIX port

IP of connected
device

IP address of the connected device (if applicable)

Traffic (%)

Percentage of the ports bandwidth currently being used by


that port (e.g., if the port is set at 100 Mbps, and 15 Mb are
transmitted during a particular second, then the
Traffic=15%).

Note that the on-screen information is automatically updated every 3 seconds, giving you
the ability to analyze data transmission flow through each port.

Web Browser Monitor


The Web Browser Monitor function is accessed by expanding the Monitor folder located
in the web pages left pane. There are two options, Server and Port, discussed separately
below.

Monitor by Server
Access the Monitor by Server function by expanding the Server
folder, as shown to the right. Monitor by Server allows the user to
view a graph that shows the combined data transmission activity of
all of MOXA EtherDevice Servers 8 ports. Click on one of the
four options, All Packets, TX Packets, RX Packets, or Error
Packets, to view transmission activity of specific types of packets.
Recall that TX Packets are packets sent out from MOXA
EtherDevice Server, RX Packets are packets received from
connected devices, and Error Packets are packets that did not pass
TCP/IPs error checking algorithm. The All Packets option
displays a graph that combines TX, RX, and Error Packet activity.

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The four graphs (All Packets, TX Packets, RX Packets, and Error Packets) have the same
form, so we show here only the All Packets graph. The graph displays data transmission
activity by showing Packets/s (i.e., packets per second, or pps) versus sec. (seconds). In
fact, three curves are displayed on the same graph: Uni-cast packets (in red color),
Multi-cast packets (in green color), and Broad-cast packets (in blue color). The graph is
updated every few seconds, allowing the user to analyze data transmission activity in
real-time.

Monitor by Port
Access the Monitor by Port function by expanding the Port folder,
as shown to the right. Monitor by Port has two options, All Ports,
and Porti, in which i = 1, 2, , 8.
The Porti options are identical to the Monitor by Server function
discussed above, in that users can view graphs that show All
Packets, TX Packets, RX Packets, or Error Packets activity, but in
this case, only for an individual port.

The All Ports option is essentially a graphical display of the individual port activity that
can be viewed with the Console Monitor function discussed above. The All Ports option
shows three vertical bars for each port. The height of the bar represents Packets/s for the
type of packet, at the instant the bar is being viewed. That is, as time progresses, the height
of the bar moves up or down so that the user can view the change in the rate of packet
transmission. The red colored bar shows Uni-cast packets, the green colored bar shows

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Multi-cast packets, and the blue colored bar shows Broad-cast packets. The graph is
updated every few seconds, allowing the user to analyze data transmission activity in
real-time.

Auto Warning
The Auto Warning function uses e-mail to alert the user when certain user-configured
events take place. The various Auto warning menu items can be accessed from either the
Console utility, or Web Browser interface.
 Console Auto warning menu

 Web Browser Auto warning menu

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There are three basic steps required to set up the Auto Warning function:
STEP 1
Select the desired Event types from the Console or Web Browser Event type page. (A
description of each event type is given later in the Event Types subsection.)

 Console
Event_type
configuration
page

 Web Browser
Event Type
configuration
panel
(Click on
Activate before
closing the
window.)

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STEP 2
Access the Email Setup page, and then type in the domain name or IP address of your
e-mail server, and between one and four valid e-mail addresses.

 Console
email-Setup
configuration
page

 Web Browser
Email Setup
configuration panel
(Click on Activate before
closing the window.)
STEP 3
Activate your settings.
When using the Web Browser interface, activate the settings by clicking on the
Activate buttononce from the Event Type page, and once from the Email Setup
page.
When using the Console utility, activate by first highlighting the Activate menu option,
and then press Enter. You should receive the Auto warning settings are now active!
(Press any key to continue) message.

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NOTE

Warning e-mail messages will have sender given in the form:


Moxa_EtherDevice_Server_0001@Server_Location
where Moxa_EtherDevice_Server is the default Server Name, 0001 is EDSs serial
number, and Server_Location is the default Server Location.
Refer to the Advanced Settings section from Chapter 6 to see how to modify Server Name
and Server Location.

Event Types
Event Types can be divided into two basic groups: Server Events and Port Events. Server
Events are related to the overall function of the Server, whereas Port Events are related to
the activity of a specific port.
Server Event

Warning e-mail is sent when

Server Cold Start

Power is cut off and then reconnected.

Server Warm Start

EDS is rebooted, such as when network parameters


are changed (IP address, netmask, etc.).

Power Transition (OnOff)

EDS is powered up.

Power Transition (OffOn)

EDS is powered down.

Configuration Change Activated

Any configuration item is changed.

Comm. Redundancy Topology


Changed

If any Spanning Tree Protocol servers have changed


their position (applies only to the root of the tree).

Authentication Failure

An incorrect password is entered.

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Port Event

NOTE

Warning e-mail is sent when

Link-on

The port is connected to another device.

Link-off

The port is disconnected (e.g., the cable is pulled


out, or the opposing device shuts down).

Traffic-Overload

The ports traffic surpasses the Traffic-Threshold for


that port (provided this item is Enabled).

Traffic-Threshold (%)

Enter a nonzero number if the ports


Traffic-Overload item is Enabled.

Traffic-Duration (secs)

A Traffic-Overload warning is sent every


Traffic-Duration seconds if the average
Traffic-Threshold is surpassed during that time
period.

The Traffic-Overload, Traffic-Threshold (%), and Traffic-Duration (secs) Port Event


items are related. If you Enable the Traffic-Overload event, then be sure to enter a nonzero
Traffic-Threshold percentage, as well as a Traffic-Duration between 1 and 300 seconds.

Test Email
After configuring and activating your MOXA EtherDevice Servers Event Types and Email
Setup, you can use the Test Email function to see if your e-mail addresses and mail server
address have been properly configured.
Console Test
Test your email
setup from the
Console utilitys
Auto warning Test
menu.

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Browser Test
Test your email
setup from the Web
Browser utilitys
Email Test page,
by clicking on
Send test Email.

Line-Swap Fast Recovery


The Line-Swap Fast Recovery function, which is enabled by default, allows MOXA
EtherDevice Server to return to normal operation extremely quickly after devices are
unplugged and then re-plugged into different ports. The recovery time is on the order of a
few milliseconds. Compare this with standard commercial switches for which the recovery
time could be on the order of several minutes.
To disable the Line-Swap Fast Recovery function, or to re-enable the function after it has
already been disabled, access either the Console utilitys Line-Swap recovery page, or the
Web Browser interfaces Line-Swap fast recovery page, as shown below.
 Console
Line-Swap
recovery
configuration
page

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 Web Browser
Line-Swap fast
recovery
configuration
panel
(Click on
Activate before
closing the
window.)

Be sure to activate your setting before exiting.


When using the Web Browser interface, activate by clicking on the Activate button.
When using the Console utility, activate by first highlighting the Activate menu option,
and then press Enter. You should receive the Line-Swap recovery settings are now
active! (Press any key to continue) message.

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Communication Redundancy
The Communication Redundancy function allows the user to set up redundant loops in the
network to provide a backup data transmission route in the event that a cable is
inadvertently disconnected or damaged. This is a particularly important feature for
industrial applications, since it could take several minutes to locate the disconnected or
severed cable. For example, if MOXA EtherDevice Server is used as a key communications
component of a production line, several minutes of downtime could cause a big loss in
production and revenue.
The Communication Redundancy function uses Spanning Tree protocol to identify one
switch as the root of the network, and then automatically blocks packets from traveling
through any of the networks redundant loops. In the event that one branch of this tree
becomes disconnected from the rest of the network, the Spanning Tree protocol
automatically readjusts the tree (if possible) so that the part of the network that was
disconnected can reestablish contact with the rest of the network.
Perhaps the main advantage to using Spanning Tree protocol (IEEE802.1D) to manage
redundant loops is that it is an open protocol, and consequently is compatible with products
from other manufacturers (Cisco, for example) that use Spanning Tree protocol.
Initial Setup

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Network mishap isolates part of the network

Spanning Tree saves the day!

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NOTE

We suggest not enabling the Spanning Tree Protocol once the port is connected to a device
(PLC, RTU, etc.) as opposed to network equipment. The reason is that it will cause
unnecessary negotiation.

Redundant Ring Quick Setup


Most users will use MOXA EtherDevice Servers Redundant Ring Quick Setup feature,
which automatically establishes ports 7 and 8 as portals for communicating with other
devices on the network also configured for Spanning Tree protocol. This means that when
the quick setup feature is enabled, you should connect ports 7 and 8 to the network (instead
of to a device). That is, these ports should connect to a HUB, switch, or another MOXA
EtherDevice Server, provided the opposing device is connected to the rest of the network.
Redundant Ring Console utility

 Enable
quick setup

 remaining
items are
configured
automatically

Redundant Ring Web Browser interface

 Enable
quick setup
 remaining items
are configured
automatically

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Redundant Ring Detailed Setup


To have full control over all of the Communication Redundancy functions configuration
items, simply disable quick setup. You will then be able to configure the remaining items,
which are described below in more detail.
Redundant Ring Console utility

 Disable
quick setup
 remaining
items are
configured by
user

Redundant Ring Web Browser interface

 Disable
quick setup
 remaining items
are configured
by user

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Redundant Ring Configuration Items
Configuration Item
Root/Not Root

Bridge priority

Hello time (sec.)

Max. Age (sec.)

Forwarding delay (sec.)

Enable STP
Port Priority
Port Cost
Status

Description
Indicates if this device is or is not the Root of the Spanning
Tree (the root is determined automatically).
Increase this devices bridge priority by inputting a lower
number. A device with a higher bridge priority has a greater
chance of being established as the root of the Spanning Tree
topology.
The root of the Spanning Tree topology periodically sends
out a hello message to other devices on the network to
check if the topology is healthy. The hello time is the
amount of time the root waits between sending hello
messages (see below for further explanation).
If this device is not the root, and it has not received a hello
message from the root in an amount of time equal to Max.
Age, then this device will reconfigure itself as a root. Once
two or more devices on the network are recognized as a
root, the devices will renegotiate to set up a new Spanning
Tree topology (see below for further explanation).
The amount of time this device waits before checking to see
if it should change to a different state (see below for further
explanation).
Enable or Disable the port as a node on the Spanning Tree
topology.
Increase this ports priority as a node on the Spanning Tree
topology by inputting a lower number.
Input a higher cost to indicate that this port is less suitable
as a node for the Spanning Tree topology.
Indicates the current Spanning Tree status of this port.

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Configuration Limits
We should point out that the Spanning Tree Algorithm places certain limits on three of the
configuration items described above:
[Eq. 1]:

1 sec Hello Time 10 sec

[Eq. 2]:

6 sec Max. Age 40 sec

[Eq. 3]:

4 sec Forwarding Delay 30 sec

These three variables are further restricted by the following two inequalities:
[Eq. 4]:

2 * (Hello Time 1 sec) Max. Age 2 * (Forwarding Delay 1 sec)

MOXA EtherDevice Servers firmware will alert you immediately if any of these
restrictions are violated. For example, setting
Hello Time = 5 sec, Max. Age = 20 sec, and Forwarding Delay = 4 sec does not violate Eqs.
1 through 3, but does violate Eq. 4, since in this case,
2 * (Hello Time 1 sec) = 8 sec, and 2 * (Forwarding Delay 1 sec) = 6 sec.
You can remedy the situation in any number of ways. One solution is to simply increase the
Forwarding Delay value to at least 11 sec.

NOTE

If you Enable Redundant Ring quick setup and then later Disable it, you must Disable
STP for ports 7 and 8 to disable this device as a Spanning Tree node.

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Assigning IP Addresses to Connected Devices


When enabled, the Set device IP function allows MOXA EtherDevice Server to
automatically assign specific IP addresses to connected devices that are equipped with
DHCP Client or RARP protocol. In effect, MOXA EtherDevice Server acts as a DHCP
server by assigning a connected device with a specific IP address stored in MOXA
EtherDevice Servers internal memory. Each time the connected device is switched on or
rebooted, MOXA EtherDevice Server sends the device the desired IP address.
Take the following steps to use the Set device IP function:
STEP 1set up the connected devices
Set up the Ethernet-enabled devices connected to
MOXA EtherDevice Server for which you would
like the IP addresses to be assigned automatically.
The devices must be configured to obtain their IP
address automatically.
The devices configuration utility should include
a setup page that allows you to choose an option
similar to Obtain an IP address automatically.
For example, Windows TCP/IP Properties
window is shown at the right. Although your
devices configuration utility may look quite a bit
different, this figure should give you some idea of
what to look for.
You also need to decide which of MOXA
EtherDevice Servers ports your Ethernet-enabled
devices will be connected to. You will need to set
up each of these ports separately, as described in
the following step.
STEP 2
Configure MOXA EtherDevice Servers Set device IP function, either from the Console
utility or from the Web Browser interface. In either case, you simply need to enter the
Desired IP for each port that needs to be configured.

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 Console
Set device IP
configuration
page

 Web Browser
Set device IP
configuration
panel
(Click on
Activate before
closing the
window.)
STEP 3
Be sure to activate your settings before exiting.
When using the Web Browser interface, activate by clicking on the Activate button.
When using the Console utility, activate by first highlighting the Activate menu option,
and then press Enter. You should receive the Set device IP settings are now active!
(Press any key to continue) message.

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Mirror Port
The Mirror port function can be used to monitor data being transmitted through a specific
port. This is done by setting up another port (the mirror port) to receive the same data
being transmitted to, from, or both to and from, the port under observation. This allows the
network administrator to sniff the observed port and thus keep tabs on network activity.
Take the following steps to set up the Mirror Port function:
STEP 1
Configure MOXA EtherDevice Servers Mirror Port function from either the Console
utility or Web Browser interface. You will need to configure three settings:
Monitored Port

Select the port number of the port whose network activity will be
monitored.

Mirror Port

Select the port number of the port that will be used to monitor the
activity of the monitored port.

Watch Direction

Select one of the following three watch direction options:


 Input data stream
Select this option to monitor only those data packets coming into
MOXA EtherDevice Servers port from an external connection.
 Output data stream
Select this option to monitor only those data packets being sent
out through MOXA EtherDevice Servers port.
 Bi-directional
Select this option to monitor data packets both coming into, and
being sent out through, MOXA EtherDevice Servers port.

 Console
Mirror port
configuration
page

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 Web Browser
Mirror port
configuration
panel
(Click on
Activate before
closing the
window.)
STEP 2
Be sure to activate your settings before exiting.
When using the Web Browser interface, activate by clicking on the Activate button.
When using the Console utility, activate by first highlighting the Activate menu option,
and then press Enter. You should receive the Mirror port settings are now active!
(Press any key to continue) message.

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Segment Integrity
The Segment Integrity function uses the ping command to give users a simple but
powerful tool for troubleshooting network problems. The functions most unique feature is
that even though the ping command is entered from the users PC keyboard, the actual ping
command originates from MOXA EtherDevice Server itself. In this way, the user can
essentially sit on top of MOXA EtherDevice Server and send ping commands out
through its ports.
To use the Segment Integrity function, type in the desired IP address, and then press Enter
from the Console utility, or click on Ping when using the Web Browser interface.
 Console
Segment
integrity
configuration
page
 Web Browser
Segment
Integrity
configuration
panel
(Click on
Activate before
closing the
window.)

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Cable Tester
The Cable tester function gives you a quick way to test an Ethernet cable to determine if it
is a straight-through cable, cross-over cable, or is not wired correctly or has a short. The
Cable tester function works by isolating ports 1 and 2 from the rest of MOXA EtherDevice
Servers ports. For this reason, you should first check that ports 1 and 2 are not in use
before testing an Ethernet cable.
Before entering cable-test mode, check to make sure that ports 1 and 2 are not in use.
After entering cable-test mode, ports 1 and 2 will be completely isolated from the rest of
the network. Do not enter cable-test mode if you currently have active devices connected
to ports 1 or 2.

The Cable tester function can be accessed from either the Console utility, or from the Web
Browser interface. Take the following steps to use the Cable tester function:
STEP 1
Enter Cable-test mode.

 Console
Cable tester
page

 Web Browser
Cable tester
panel

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STEP 2
Plug one end of your cable into port 1, the other end into port 2, and then press Enter from
the Console utility, or click on Test from the Web Browser interface:
 Console:
Press Enter
to start
testing your
Ethernet
cable

 Web Browser:
Click on Test to
start testing your
Ethernet cable

STEP 3
Examine the results of the test. There are three possible responses:
1.

The cable is not wired correctly or has a short.

2.

Straight-through cable

3.

Cross-over cable

STEP 4
Exit Cable-test mode.

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Advanced Settings
The Advanced settings functions can be accessed from either the Console utility or from
the Web Browser interface, although for technical reasons, the menu items are slightly
different.

 Console Advanced settings menu

 Web Browser Advanced settings menu

In what follows, we discuss each Advanced settings category separately.

Server
The Console utility and Web Browser interface configuration options are somewhat
different, so we first discuss the Console configuration, and then discuss the Web Browser
configuration.

NOTE

MOXA EtherDevice Servers default User Name is: admin, and by default, the Password is
not set (i.e., is blank).
You are required to use a User Name (i.e., it must be non-vacuous), although the
Password is optional.

NOTE

Warning e-mail messages will have sender given in the form:


Moxa_EtherDevice_Server_0001@Server_Location
where Moxa_EtherDevice_Server is the default Server Name, 0001 is EDSs serial
number, and Server_Location is the default Server Location.

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Console Configuration
The Console utilitys Server category allows the user to configure information related to
the basic function of MOXA EtherDevice Server. A description of each configuration item
is given below.

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Configuration Item
User name

Password

Retype new password

Server Name
Server Location
Server Description
Maintainer Contact
Info

Description
If a Password is set, then the User name is required when
logging into either the RS-232 Console, Telnet Console, or
Web Browser interface.
If a Password is already set, then you will be required to type
the Password when logging into either the RS-232 Console,
Telnet Console, or Web Browser interface.
If you type a new password in the Password field, you will be
required to retype the password in the Retype new password
field before exiting the Server page.

These four items are included to provide the user with a


convenient means of storing key information about MOXA
EtherDevice Serverparticularly useful when you are
responsible for maintaining a large number of Servers.

Server Serial Number

Assigned by MOXA

Firmware Version
MAC Address

Changes each time you update the firmware.


Assigned by MOXA

Telnet Console

Web Configuration

Select Enable to allow users to access the Telnet Console


over the network
Select Disable to prevent users from accessing the Telnet
Console
Select Enable to allow users to access the Web Browser
interface over the network
Select Disable to prevent users from accessing the Web
Browser interface

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Web Browser Configuration
The Web Browser interfaces Server and Password categories allow the user to configure
information related to the basic function of MOXA EtherDevice Server, as shown in the
figures below.

 Web Browser
Server
configuration
panel

 Web Browser
Password
configuration
panel

NOTE

To reset the User Name from the Web Browser interface, type the new username in the
User Name text box, type the current password in the Old Password text box, uncheck the
Change password check-box, and then click on Activate.
To reset the Password from the Web Browser interface, type the User Name, Old
Password, check-mark the Change password check-box, type the New Password, retype
the New password, and then click on Activate.

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Port
The Port settings are included to give the user control over Port Access, Port Transmission
Speed, and Port Type (MDI or MDIX). These items can be configured from either the
Console utility or Web Browser interface. An explanation of each configuration item is
given below.

 Console Port
configuration
page

 Web Browser
Port
configuration
panel

Port Access
Enable Port
Enable
Disable

NOTE

Description
Choose this option to allow data transmission through the port.
Choose this option to immediately shut off port access.

If a connected device or sub-network is wreaking havoc on the rest of the network, the
Disable option under Advanced Settings/Port gives the administrator a quick way to
immediately shut off access through this port.

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Port Transmission Speed
Speed
Auto-nego
100M-Full
100M-Half
10M-Full
10M-Half

Description
This is the default Speed option. It allows the port to access any
of the four transmission types listed below.
Choose one of these fixed speed options if the opposing Ethernet
device has trouble auto-negotiating for line speed.

Port Type
MDI
MDIX

NOTE

Choose the MDI or MDIX option if the opposing Ethernet


device has trouble auto-negotiating for port type, or if you chose
a fixed speed option.

MOXA EtherDevice Server does not support simultaneously selecting a fixed Speed option
and Auto under Auto MDI/MDIX.
If you choose a fixed Speed option, then you must choose either MDI or MDIX under
Auto MDI/MDIX.

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Network
The Network configuration allows users to modify the usual TCP/IP network parameters.
These items can be configured from either the Console utility or Web Browser interface.
An explanation of each configuration item is given below.

 Console
Network
page

 Web Browser
Network panel

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Configuration Item

DHCP

IP Address
Subnet mask
Default Gateway
DNS Servers
IP Address
Trap Server
IP Address

Description
Select Enable to have MOXA EtherDevice Servers IP
address automatically assigned by your networks DHCP
server.
Select Disable to set up MOXA EtherDevice Servers IP
address manually.
Identifies MOXA EtherDevice Server on a TCP/IP network.
Identifies the type of network MOXA EtherDevice Server is
connected to. Enter 255.255.0.0 for a Class B network, and
255.255.255.0 for a Class C network.
Enter your routers IP address if your LAN connects to an
outside network.
Enter the IP address of the DNS Server used by your
network.*
Enter the IP address of the Trap Server used by your network.

SNMP Community

Provides some added managerial security, since only SNMP


servers with the same SNMP Community can read the
EDSs MIB values.

Server Object ID

The private SNMP Object ID of Moxa EtherDevice Server.

*After entering the DNS Servers IP address, you can input MOXA EtherDevice Servers
url (e.g., www.eds.company.com) in your browsers address field, instead of entering the IP
address.

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Factory Default
The Factory Default function is included to give users a quick way of restoring MOXA
EtherDevice Servers configuration settings to their factory default values. This function
can be accessed from either the Console utility or Web Browser interface.

 Console
Factory
default page

 Web Browser
Factory default
panel

NOTE

After activating the Factory Default function, you will need to use the default network
settings to re-establish a web-browser or Telnet connection with your MOXA EtherDevice
Server.

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Upgrade Firmware by Console


In this section, we explain how to upgrade EDSs firmware via the console port. Recall
from a previous section in this chapter that the console connection parameters are 115200,
None, 8, 1, VT100.
STEP 1
Activate the Console Upgrade function, and then press CTRL-U to start.

STEP 2
Once the Start loading file message appears, you can locate the *.rom firmware file that
contains the new firmware.

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STEP 3
Select File Transfer under the Port Manager menu.

STEP 4
Select the Xmodem-CheckSum file transfer protocol, and then click OK.

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STEP 5
Use the Look in dropdown window to locate the correct *.rom file, in this case
Ed6008.rom, and then click on Open.

STEP 6
The file transfer will begin.

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STEP 7
When the (COM1) Transmit file OK message appears, click OK to complete the upgrade
procedure.

Activate Settings
You must activate your settings before exiting Advanced settings.
1.

When using the Web Browser interface, activate by clicking on the Activate button
before closing the web pages (Server, Password, Port, Network, and Factory default)
discussed above.

2.

When using the Console utility, activate by first highlighting the Activate menu option,
and then press Enter. You should receive the Advanced settings are now active!
(Press any key to continue) message.

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7 EDS Configurator GUI

EDS Configurator is a comprehensive Windows-based GUI that can be used to


conveniently configure and maintain multiple MOXA EtherDevice Servers. A suite of
useful utilities is available to help you: locate MOXA EtherDevice Servers attached to the
same LAN as the PC host (regardless of whether or not you know the Servers IP
addresses), connect to a MOXA EtherDevice Server whose IP address is known, modify
one or multiple MOXA EtherDevice Servers network and/or serial configurations, and
update the firmware of one or more MOXA EtherDevice Servers. EDS Configurator is
designed to provide you with instantaneous control of all of your MOXA EtherDevice
Servers, regardless of location. You may download the EDS Configurator software from
Moxas website free of charge.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Starting EDS Configurator


Broadcast Search

Search by IP address

Upgrade Firmware

Modify IP Address

Export Configuration

Import Configuration

Unlock Server

Starting EDS Configurator


To start EDS Configurator, locate and then run the executable file edscfgui.exe.

NOTE

You may download the EDS Configurator software from Moxas website at
www.moxa.com.

For example, if the file was placed on the Windows desktop, it should appear as follows.
Simply double click on the icon to run the program.

The MOXA EtherDevice Server Configurator window will open, as shown below.

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Broadcast Search
Use the Broadcast Search utility to search the LAN for all connected MOXA EtherDevice
Servers. Since the search is done by MAC address, Broadcast Search will not be able to
locate MOXA EtherDevice Servers connected outside the PC hosts LAN. Start by clicking
on the Broadcast Search icon
, or by selecting Broadcast Search under the List Server
menu.
The Broadcast Search window will open, displaying a list of all Servers located on the
network, as well as the progress of the search.

Once the search is complete, the Configurator window will display a list of all Servers that
were located.

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Search by IP address
This utility is used to search for MOXA EtherDevice Servers one at a time. Since the
search is conducted by IP address, you should be able to locate any MOXA EtherDevice
Server that is properly connected to your LAN, WAN, or even the Internet. Start by
clicking on the Specify by IP address icon
, or by selecting Specify IP address under
the List Server menu.
The Search Server with IP Address window will open. Enter the IP address of the Server
you wish to search for, and then click OK.

Once the search is complete, the Configurator window will add the Server to the list of
Servers.

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Upgrade Firmware
Keep your MOXA EtherDevice Server up to date with the latest firmware from Moxa.
Take the following steps to upgrade the firmware:
1.

Download the updated firmware (*.rom) file from the Moxa website
(www.moxa.com).

2.

Highlight the server (from the MOXA EtherDevice Server Configurator window)
whose firmware you wish to upgrade.

3.

Click on the Upgrade Firmware toolbar icon


, or select Upgrade under the
Firmware menu. If the Server is Locked, you will be prompted to input the servers
User Name and Password.

4.

Use the Open window to navigate to the folder that contains the firmware upgrade file,
and then click on the correct *.rom file (eds.rom in the example shown below) to
select the file. Click on Open to activate the upgrade process.

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Modify IP Address
You may use the Modify IP Address function to easily reconfigure MOXA EtherDevice
, or by
Servers network settings. Start by clicking on the Modify IP address icon
selecting Modify IP address under the Configuration menu.
The Setup Configuration window will open. Checkmark the box to the left of those items
that you wish to modify, and then Disable or Enable DHCP, and enter IP Address, Netmask,
Gateway, and DNS IP. Click OK to accept the changes to the configuration.

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Export Configuration
The Export Configuration utility is used to save the entire configuration of a particular
MOXA EtherDevice Server to a text file. Take the following steps to export a
configuration:
1.

Highlight the server (from the NPort Server list in the Configurator windows left
pane), and then click on the Export toolbar icon
or select Export Configuration
from the Configuration menu. Use the Open window to navigate to the folder in
which you want to store the configuration, and then type the name of the file in the File
name input box. Click on Open.

2.

Click OK when the Export configuration to file OK message appears.

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3.

You may use a standard text editor, such as Notepad under Windows, to view and
modify the newly created configuration file.

Import Configuration
The Import Configuration function is used to import an entire configuration from a text
file to MOXA EtherDevice Server. This utility can be used to transfer the configuration
from one MOXA EtherDevice Server to another, by first using the Export Configuration
function (described in the previous section) to save a Server configuration to a file, and
then using the Import Configuration function. Take the following steps to import a
configuration:
1.

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Highlight the server (from the MOXA EtherDevice Server list in the Configurator
windows left pane), and then click on the Import toolbar icon
, or select Import
Configuration from the Configuration menu.

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EDS Configurator GUI


2.

Use the Open window to navigate to the text file that contains the desired
configuration. Once the file is selected, click on Open to initiate the import procedure.

3.

The Setup Configuration window will be displayed, with a special note attached at
the bottom. Parameters that have been changed will be activated with a check mark.
You may make more changes if necessary, and then click OK to accept.

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4.

Click on Yes in response to the following warning message to accept the new settings.

Unlock Server
The Unlock Server function is used to open a password protected Server so that the user
can modify its configuration, import/export a configuration, etc. To begin with, we point
out that there are six possible responses under the Status column. The Status of a MOXA
EtherDevice Server indicates how the server was located (by MOXA EtherDevice Server
Configurator), and what type of password protection it has.
The six options are as follows (note that the term Fixed is borrowed from the standard fixed
IP address networking terminology):


Locked
The Server is password protected, Broadcast Search was used to locate it, and the
password has not yet been entered from within the current Configurator session.

Unlocked
The Server is password protected, Broadcast Search was used to locate it, and the
password has been entered from within the current Configurator session. Henceforth
during this Configurator session, activating various utilities for this Server will not
require re-entering the server password.

blank
EDS is not password protected, and Broadcast Search was used to locate it.

Fixed
EDS is not password protected, and Search by IP address was used to locate it manually.

Locked Fixed
EDS is password protected, Search by IP address was used to locate it manually, and
the password has not yet been entered from within the current Configurator session.

Unlocked Fixed
EDS is password protected, Search by IP address was used to locate it manually,
and the password has been entered from within the current Configurator session.
Henceforth during this Configurator session, activating various utilities for this MOXA
EtherDevice Server will not require re-entering the server password.

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EDS Configurator GUI


Follow the steps given below to unlock a locked MOXA EtherDevice Server (i.e., a MOXA
EtherDevice Server with Status Locked or Locked Fixed).
Highlight the server (from the MOXA EtherDevice Server list in the Configurator
windows left pane), and then click on the Unlock toolbar icon
, or select Unlock from
the Configuration menu.
1.

Enter the Servers User Name and Password when prompted, and then click OK.

2.

When the Unlock status window reports Progress as OK, click on the Close button in
the upper right corner of the window.

3.

The Status of the Server will now read either Unlocked or Unlocked Fixed.

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SNMP Agents with MIB II

MOXA EtherDevice Server comes with built-in SNMP (Simple Network Management
Protocol) agent software that supports cold/warm start trap, line up/down trap, and RFC
1213 MIB-II.
In this appendix, we cover the following topics.

Supported SNMP Variables


MIB Value Descriptions

Supported SNMP Variables


The following tables list the standard MIB-II groups, as well as the variable
implementation for ED6008.
System MIB
sysDescr
sysObjectID
sysUpTime
sysContact
sysName
sysLocation
sysServices
sysORLastChange
sysORID
sysORDescr
sysORUpTime

Interfaces MIB
ifNumber
ifIndex
ifDescr
ifType
ifMtu
ifSpeed
ifPhysAddress
ifAdminStatus
ifOperStatus
ifLastChange
ifInOctets
ifInUcastPkts
ifInNUcastPkts
ifInDiscards
ifInErrors
ifInUnknownProtos
ifOutOctets
ifOutUcastPkts
ifOutNUcastPkts
ifOutDiscards
ifOutErrors
ifOutQLen
ifSpecific

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IP MIB
ipForwarding
ipDefaultTTL
ipInReceives
ipInHdrErrors
ipInAddrErrors
ipForwDatagrams
ipInUnknownProtos
ipInDiscards
ipInDelivers
ipOutRequests
ipOutDiscards
ipOutNoRoutes
ipReasmTimeout
ipReasmReqds
ipReasmOKs
ipReasmFails
ipFragOKs
ipFragFails
ipFragCreates
ipAdEntAddr
ipAdEntIfIndex
ipAdEntNetMask
ipAdEntBcastAddr
ipAdEntReasmMaxSize
ipNetToMediaIfIndex
ipNetToMediaPhysAddress
ipNetToMediaNetAddress
ipNetToMediaType
ipRoutingDiscards

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ICMP MIB
icmpInMsgs
icmpInErrors
icmpInDestUnreachs
icmpInTimeExcds
icmpInParmProbs
icmpInSrcQuenchs
icmpInRedirects
icmpInEchos
icmpInEchoReps
icmpInTimestamps
icmpInTimestampReps
icmpInAddrMasks
icmpInAddrMaskReps
icmpOutMsgs
icmpOutErrors
icmpOutDestUnreachs
icmpOutTimeExcds
icmpOutParmProbs
icmpOutSrcQuenchs
icmpOutRedirects
icmpOutEchos
icmpOutEchoReps
icmpOutTimestamps
icmpOutTimestampReps
icmpOutAddrMasks
icmpOutAddrMaskReps

UDP MIB
udpInDatagrams
udpNoPorts
udpInErrors
udpOutDatagrams
udpLocalAddress
udpLocalPort

TCP MIB
tcpRtoAlgorithm
tcpRtoMin
tcpRtoMax
tcpMaxConn
tcpActiveOpens
tcpPassiveOpens
tcpAttemptFails
tcpEstabResets
tcpCurrEstab
tcpInSegs
tcpOutSegs
tcpRetransSegs
tcpConnState
tcpConnLocalAddress
tcpConnLocalPort
tcpConnRemAddress
tcpConnRemPort
tcpInErrs
tcpOutRsts

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SNMP MIB
snmpInPkts
snmpOutPkts
snmpInBadVersions
snmpInBadCommunityNames
snmpInBadCommunityUses
snmpInASNParseErrs
snmpInTooBigs
snmpInNoSuchNames
snmpInBadValues
snmpInReadOnlys
snmpInGenErrs
snmpInTotalReqVars
snmpInTotalSetVars
snmpInGetRequests
snmpInGetNexts
snmpInSetRequests
snmpInGetResponses
snmpInTraps
snmpOutTooBigs
snmpOutNoSuchNames
snmpOutBadValues
snmpOutGenErrs
snmpOutGetRequests
snmpOutGetNexts
snmpOutSetRequests
snmpOutGetResponses
snmpOutTraps
snmpEnableAuthenTraps

DOT3 MIB
dot3StatsIndex
dot3StatsAlignmentErrors
dot3StatsFCSErrors
dot3StatsSingleCollisionFrames
dot3StatsMultipleCollisionFrames
dot3StatsSQETestErrors
dot3StatsDeferredTransmissions
dot3StatsLateCollisions
dot3StatsExcessiveCollisions
dot3StatsInternalMacTransmitErrors
dot3StatsCarrierSenseErrors
dot3StatsFrameTooLongs
dot3StatsInternalMacReceiveErrors
dot3StatsEtherChipSet
dot3StatsSymbolErrors
dot3StatsDuplexStatus

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MIB Value Descriptions


Note that MIB values are based on a private enterprises MIB;
enterprises.moxa.industrialEthernet.etherDevice are given below.
edPortsNumber
Gives the number of ports that are attached to this system.
serverModel
Shows the server model of this system.
serialNumber
Shows the serial number of this system.
firmwareVersion
Shows the firmware version of this system.
enableWebConfig
Shows the enable status of web configuration of this system.
enableTelnetConsole
Shows the enable status of telnet console of this system.
lineSwapRecovery
Shows the enable status of line swap recovery of this system.
networkSetting.serverIpAddr
Shows the server IP address of this systems network setting.
networkSetting.serverIpMask
Shows the server IP mask of this systems network setting.
networkSetting.defaultGateway
Shows the default gateway of this systems network setting.
networkSetting.enableDhcpClient
Shows the enable status of dhcp client setting for this system.
networkSetting.dnsServerIpAddr
Shows the DNS server IP address of this systems network setting.
networkSetting.snmpCommunityName
Shows the SNMP community name of this systems network setting.
networkSetting.trapServerIpAddr
Shows the SNMP trap server IP address of this systems network setting.
portSetting.portTable.portEntry.portSettingIndex
Gives the port number of this systems port setting.
portSetting.portTable.portEntry.portEnable
Shows the port enable value of this systems port setting.
portSetting.portTable.portEntry.portSpeed
Shows the port speed of this systems port setting.

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portSetting.portTable.portEntry.portMDI
Shows the port MDI value of this systems port setting.
monitor.power1InputStatus
Shows the power1 status of this system.
monitor.power2InputStatus
Shows the power2 status of this system.
monitor.monitorTable.monitorEntry.monitorPortIndex
Gives the port number of this systems monitoring.
monitor.monitorTable.monitorEntry.monitorLinkStatus
Shows the port link status of this system.
monitor.monitorTable.monitorEntry.monitorSpeed
Shows the port speed status of this system.
monitor.monitorTable.monitorEntry.monitorAutoMDI
Shows the port MDI status of this system.
monitor.monitorTable.monitorEntry.monitorTraffic
Shows the port traffic of this system.
autoWarning.emailService.mailServerIpAddr
Shows the mail server IP address of this system.
autoWarning.emailService.firstEmailAddr
Shows the first e-mail address of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.emailService.secondEmailAddr
Shows the second e-mail address of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.emailService.thirdEmailAddr
Shows the third e-mail address of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.emailService.fourthEmailAddr
Shows the fourth e-mail address of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.eventType.serverColdStart
Shows the enable status of server cold start events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.eventType.serverWarmStart
Shows the enable status of server warm start events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.eventType.configChange
Shows the enable status of server configuration changed events of this systems auto
warning.
autoWarning.eventType.powerOn2Off
Shows the enable status of server power off events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.eventType.powerOff2On
Shows the enable status of server power on events of this systems auto warning.

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autoWarning.eventType.authFail
Shows the enable status of server authentication fail events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.eventType.commRedundancyTopologyChanged
Shows the enable status of comm. redundancy topology changed events of this systems
auto warning
autoWarning.portAutoWarningTable.portAutoWarningEntry.portIndex
Gives the port number of this systems auto warning port setting.
autoWarning.portAutoWarningTable.portAutoWarningEntry.portLinkOn
Shows the enable status of port link on events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.portAutoWarningTable.portAutoWarningEntry.portLinkOff
Shows the enable status of port link off events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.portAutoWarningTable.portAutoWarningEntry.portTrafficOverload
Shows the enable status of port traffic overload events of this systems auto warning.
autoWarning.portAutoWarningTable.portAutoWarningEntry.portTrafficThreshold
Shows the threshold value of port traffic overload events of this systems auto warning.
setDeviceIp.setDevIpTable.setDevIpEntry.setDevIpIndex
Gives the port number of this systems dedicated device IP setting.
setDeviceIp.setDevIpTable.setDevIpEntry.setDevIpCurrentIpofDevice
Shows the port auto detected IP addresses of this systems dedicated device IP setting.
setDeviceIp.setDevIpTable.setDevIpEntry.setDevIpPresentBy
Shows the port IP presented by of this systems dedicated device IP setting.
setDeviceIp.setDevIpTable.setDevIpEntry.setDevIpDedicatedIp
Shows the port dedicated IP address of this systems dedicated device IP setting.
mirroring.targetPort
Shows the target port of this systems mirroring.
mirroring.mirroringPort
Shows the mirroring port of this systems mirroring.
mirroring.monitorDirection
Shows the mirroring direction of this systems mirroring.
commRedundancy.ringQuickSetup
Shows the enable status of redundant ring quick setup of this system.
commRedundancy.root
Shows this system is the root of the bridge spanning tree.
commRedundancy.bridgePriority
Shows the bridge priority value of this system.
commRedundancy.helloTime
Shows the bridge hello time value of this system.

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commRedundancy.maxAge
Shows the bridge max age time value of this system.
commRedundancy.forwardingDelay
Shows the bridge forwarding delay time value of this system.
commRedundancy.redundancyTable.redundancyEntry.redundancyIndex
Gives the port number of this systems communication redundancy setting.
commRedundancy.redundancyTable.redundancyEntry.enableSTP
Shows the port enable status of bridge STP of this system.
commRedundancy.redundancyTable.redundancyEntry.portPriority
Shows the port priority value of this systems communication redundancy setting.
commRedundancy.redundancyTable.redundancyEntry.portCost
Shows the port cost value of this systems communication redundancy setting.
commRedundancy.redundancyTable.redundancyEntry.status
Shows the port status of this systems communication redundancy setting.

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Service Information

This appendix shows you how to contact Moxa for information about this and other
products, and how to report problems.

MOXA Internet Services

Problem Report Form

Return Procedure

MOXA Internet Services


Customer satisfaction is our number one concern, and to ensure that customers receive the
full benefit of our products, Moxa Internet Services has been set up to provide technical
support, driver updates, product information, and users manual updates.

The following services are provided


E-mail for technical support............................... service@moxa.com.tw
FTP site for free driver updates.......................... ftp://ftp.moxa.com

or

............................ ftp://ftp.moxa.com.tw
user ID................................................................ ftp
password ............................................................ your_email_address
World Wide Web (WWW) Site for product information:
............................ http://www.moxa.com
............................ http://www.moxa.com.tw

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or

Service Information

Problem Report Form


MOXA EtherDevice Server
Customer name:
Company:
Tel:

Fax:

Email:

Date:

1.

Moxa Product:  ED6008

 ED6008-M-SC

 ED6008-MM-SC
2.

Serial Number:

 ED6008-S-SC

 ED6008-SS-SC

_________________

Problem Description: Please describe the symptoms of the problem as clearly as possible, including
any error messages you see. We may need to follow your description to reproduce the symptoms, so
please give a complete description of the problem.

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Return Procedure
For product repair, exchange, or refund, the customer must:


Provide evidence of original purchase.

Obtain a Product Return Agreement (PRA) from the sales representative or dealer.

Fill out the Problem Report Form (PRF). Include as much detail as possible for a
shorter product repair time.

Carefully pack the product in an anti-static package, and send it, pre-paid, to the dealer.
The PRA should be visible on the outside of the package, and include a description of
the problem, along with the return address and telephone number of a technical contact.

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